Grandmother’s Love Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

grandma graceIt will be two years ago on Friday that my Grandma Landwehr passed away.  She was an amazing woman and I still miss her every day. 
When I saw the ‘hearts’ reach out to me from the traditional block ‘Grandmother’s Choice’ I knew this was the block I would twist this week. 

Grandmother’s Love Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 10” x 10”

 

Cutting Instructions

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Larger Triangles (reds and pinks)
4 – 4 7/8” squares
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Cut in half diagonally. You will not use four of the triangles (big HST) for this particular block.  I’m going to put these aside…I may use them in a future twisted block.
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Smaller Triangles (reds and pinks)
4 – 3” squares
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Cut in half diagonally for 8 ‘small’ HST
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Background (light/neutral)
4 – 2.5” squares
4 – 2.5” x 4.5” rectangles
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Center Square
1 – 2.5” square


Directions

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Layout your background 2.5” squares with your 3” HSTs in the way you want to sew them together like I show in the picture above.
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We’ll start by working on the lower left triangle. Place the top triangle right sides together with your background square. Stitch a quarter inch seam along the top.
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Iron towards the triangle. Layout out your second triangle as I show above so you don’t accidently sew your next seam in the wrong spot. Our end goal is to make another ‘big’ HST.
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Place your second triangle right sides together and sew a ¼” seam.
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Iron towards the triangle.
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Now – lay a big HST triangle over the HST you just created. Match up the 90-degree corners and use your big HST to trim the new one you made to the proper side and get rid of those dog ears.
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Here you can see that I only had just a bit to trim off.
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But now you have two perfectly sized HSTs to sew together.
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Iron towards the solid HST.
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Trim off the dog ears and square up to 4.5” if needed. Now repeat this with the other three corners.
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Once you have your four 4.5” ‘hearts’ created lay all your pieces out on your design wall as shown above. Sew them all together. Iron toward the darker fabric.
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And there you have it – Grandmother’s Love!
Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!
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